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Elections are held to elect new moderators for a given site. Use this tag for questions regarding the election process, questions regarding a specific election should be posted on that sites meta.

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Should existing moderators keep their opinions and views neutral during the election?

During a political election it's usually incumbent on the civil servants to be fairly neutral in their views. Should our existing mod team exhibit the same neutrality (other than applying a guiding ...
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Why is an election mentioned twice in the sidebar?

Politics Stack Exchange is currently having an election, and the site sidebar currently looks like this: As you can see, the election is mentioned under the section with heading Upcoming Events, and ...
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Orphaned "close this dialog" dialog when viewing an election as a moderator on mobile

When viewing an election on a site where you are a moderator while on mobile, a "close this dialog" dialog appears at the bottom of the page. It looks like the same thing that appears at the ...
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What would you like to change about the moderator election process?

Update – February 13th, 2024 Thank you to everyone who provided feedback and expressed their interest in joining the working group. The selection has been made, and those individuals have been invited....
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Why is this election summary in past tense even before an election has started?

An election will be held in a couple weeks on Code Review SE. Near the bottom of the main content is an <aside> using past tense wording: 17,568 voters were eligible, 0 visited the site during ...
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Revising the criteria for moderator nominees

It is very easy to be a candidate in a moderator election. If we exclude the prerequisites to become a moderator on Stack Overflow and the necessary 1,000 rep for Mathematics, a nominee needs only ...
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Include link to the mod agreement when collecting nominations

Apparently some sites or some pages include it already. I am specifically referring to this page: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/election/9?tab=nomination It's important for moderator candidates ...
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Are existing moderators allowed to stand in elections for reconfirmation?

A while ago, I noticed that existing moderators were re-nominating themselves for elections. In other words, the system allows existing moderators to nominate in elections (even though they are ...
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Disinformation on moderator elections

The edit history of this page says the initial edit was "copied from meta.SO (with minor modifications)". I can't find anything that it could have been copied from. It is asserted there that moderator ...
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Can an election happen if moderators are not stepping down? A referendum?

As far as I can tell, moderator elections happen only when there is a need for (more) moderators: either a new Stack Exchange site comes into being, a moderator resigns or the team needs additional ...
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When do moderator elections take place?

I'm really confused on this. I have no idea on several things: When do elections begin? Is there a set time each year? Do elections actually take place each year? Can I vote? Where do I vote? ...
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Back link on moderator election history page refers to first ever election

Moderators can see a history of election notice on every election page, e.g. second (2017) election on ruSO: If you're a moderator and you have more than one election already, just open the link {...
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Unable to translate "Save changes", "Cancel" buttons on moderator election page

On every election page there's a possibility to edit a notice of election (if you're a site moderator). When you started an edit there are two buttons "Save changes" and "Cancel": ...
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Show banner asking for nominations only when user has enough reputation

When visiting Tor Stack Exchange, I'm seeing the following banner: Want to help moderate this community? We need more candidates in the ongoing election! It's a decent idea for getting more ...
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What exactly does "not enough eligible nominations" mean in a moderator election? [duplicate]

Music.SE is having an election where currently there is only 1 candidate for the 1 position. The explanation for the Nomination Phase says: If there are not enough eligible nominations at the end of ...
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A couple of typos in the moderator questionnaire

There are some minor bugs in the 2023 Moderator Election Questionnaire: (e.g. at https://music.stackexchange.com/election) Question 1 has a grammar mistake: How would you deal with a user who ...
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Vote buttons in the election primary are different from the new vote buttons

The 'Primary' page in elections still shows the old buttons: Please update the vote buttons picture on this page.
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Can a moderator apply to be a moderator on another SE site with another SE account?

I wonder whether a moderator on an SE site is allowed to apply to be a moderator on another SE site using another SE account. For example, the use of another SE account prevents others from seeing the ...
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Links on some pages are displayed as subscripts on Chrome for Android

Links on some pages are displayed as subscripts on Chrome for Android. Example from https://webapps.stackexchange.com/election/6: Environment: Android 12; Pixel 6 Build/SQ1D.220105.007 Chrome 114.0....
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How long until graduated sites get a new site design and increased privileges threshold?

The August 2015 announcement Design-Independent Graduation is on for early September! says that there are 2 phases after a site has graduated: Phase 1 The Community Team announces that a site is ...
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Opt out of moderator election notifications

Please add some way to opt out of moderator election notifications. I don't have time to research who deserves my vote and therefore I will never vote. Since I'm not taking part, I don't want ...
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Full sentence "{year} Moderator election" is needed for localization purpose

Currently the title on the moderator election page has the form {year} Moderator election. But it seems that that form is concatenated on server side from two parts: {year} and the rest text. E.g.: ...
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What does "in good standing" mean in the nomination criteria?

When reading the information box to the right of the election page, you see this text: In the nomination phase, any community member in good standing with more than 3,000 reputation may nominate ...
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There's an election going on. What's happening and how does it work?

The community bulletin says that there is a moderator election occurring. How does the election work and how can I get involved? Return to FAQ index
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When is an elected moderator shown as "departed" on the election page?

On Philosophy, one of the elected moderators has since deleted their account, and they're shown as "Departed" on the election page: However, on The Workplace, one of the elected moderators still ...
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Stub image for deleted moderator on localized sites

Disclaimer: I can't find the same situation for other sites, but I believe that all of non-English sites are affected (hence this BR should belong to MSE, but not individual per-site Meta). // end of ...
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Allow me to open the full list of all elections on a site during an active election

According to the Q&A How to show the election history page when there is an ongoing election?, it's not possible to open the table listing all elections on the site when an election is ongoing on ...
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"Looking for your teams" highlighted when "How to vote" popup appeared

On the final phase of moderator election there's "Read more" link. When you tap this link the "How to vote" popup will appear. In this case link to "Looking for your Teams&...
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Don't include the username as a part of the candidate statement

The candidate statement on the moderator election page contains the username of the candidate as a header part of it by default. You can manually remove it, but almost nobody does it. For instance, ...
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Should election chatrooms have a different status when pruning/freezing rooms?

On smaller sites there isn't too much activity in chat - so it is not that surprising that if an election room was created, the "main" chatroom1 often gets frozen (since it was inactive for ...
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Flag popup is broken on election page for narrow screens

Flagging the candidate is almost impossible on the election page on narrow screens. See the animation below: At the same time, flagging for a regular Q&A post works fine.
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Ballot widget makes it hard to see whether you've seen the entire list of candidates

The responsiveness of the Ballot widget on election pages is a bit unfortunate in some situations. Here is how it looks like in Firefox on a MacBook Pro 13" (with multiple tabs open). It's not ...
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Justify election phase tabs with long translated names to the right

On the election page, the tabs are aligned weird for non-English long enough translations: In that case, there isn't any margin between tabs and candidates count. I suggest to align (justify) all tab ...
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Reapplying to nominate self on the primary phase of moderator election

It's unclear from the FAQ if the nominee can reapply if they withdraw self in the primary phase of the moderator election. The message from the system doesn't say anything about it: Are you sure you ...
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After expanding the primary vote count of an election nomination, the displayed score is no longer shown as 1 or -1 on casting a vote as before

According to this answer, the minimum displayed score for a nominee in the primary phase can be "-1": Note that if a candidate has a negative score, the score will be shown as 0, or as 1 or ...
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Unable to translate "Show/hide questions" in questionnaire section of election

The questionnaire section on the election pages, e.g. here has links to 'Show' and 'Hide' questions: There're no strings to translate in Traducir. Also there's a little inconsistency with cases: ...
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Resulting score for nominees on primary phase of moderator election [duplicate]

Notice on primary phase of moderator elections states: The candidate vote scores are public when positive but the minimum score shown will be -1. Could someone clarify, in which cases resulting ...
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In election primaries, the voting breakdown tooltip misidentifies election nominations as "questions"

Tooltip on expanded votes on nomination post says the following: But this nomination notice is not a question! As far as I see in translation data base this is the one source string (with plural ...
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Withdrawing from an election and re-nominating allows nominees to invisibly push themselves to the top of the candidate list

According to election notice on nomination phase: All nominees are displayed in reverse order of nomination. But if someone withdraw yourself and apply again (the nominee notice even remains, so the ...
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Comment "flagged" on opening author profile in a new tab [duplicate]

I am faced with a very weird behavior with a comment on the moderator election page (reproducible only on Chrome/Safari on iPadOS 16.4). Opening the comment's author profile in a new tab leads to ...
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Has or does SE suffer from shills or cabals of special interest groups looking to peddle influence or control narrative?

Excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Why_Wikipedia_is_not_so_great Editors have learned that formation into "gangs" is the most effective way of imposing their views on opposite-...
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Make election page responsive on localized sites

Election page on ruSO currently looks like this: As you can see the top part with dates and number of candidates don't fit into screen horizontally. So you can even scroll, but the rest of the page ...
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Translation for [Answer N here] placeholder is not used

It seems that the translation for "Answer N here" is not used on moderators election nominee page:
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What's the reason to use completely different and new post editor on moderator election page?

Currently the moderator election on RuSO is in progress. The page for nominee introduction uses completely different editor (seems like the same as used for SO for Teams) compared with the regular QA ...
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The "Describe why you would make a good moderator" box uses "►", creating less-accessible "lists"

This is my third report of the same phenomenon (one, two) and it's the same deal. The sidebar list items look like they're a list to a visual user. However, a screen reader will be unable to interpret ...
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Can we have a "Reopen nominations" or "None of the above" option in moderator elections?

The Personal Finance and Money moderator election is having its nomination period extended because there are only as many candidates as vacancies and they want to ensure a contested election. While I ...
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Is the number of users who visited the site during election wrong, or does "election" refer to the last phase where users vote?

Looking at the page at https://drupal.stackexchange.com/election?cb=1, I read the following phrase: 712 voters were eligible, 0 visited the site during the election, 112 visited the election page, ...
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Clicking on voted candidate does nothing on election page

On the moderator election page, e.g. here, the name of the candidate you have voted for is clickable (according to the cursor type as hand), but clicking it does nothing at all. Clicking on the &...
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Who is "The community team"? [duplicate]

The answer stated: The community team periodically looks at the work load... For me it's not clear who is "community team" for each particular SE site.
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Election schedule: don't end nominations on Mondays

The current method for scheduling moderator elections seems to be, with the usual UTC times, question collection begins: Monday, 20:00-ish (manual) nominations begin: the next Monday, 20:00 ...

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